Lincoln Theater

1305 Myrtle Walk,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Lincoln Theater

Built in 1956, the Lincoln Theater has been a movie and entertainment showplace for Baton Rouge’s African-American community for decades. For many, the Lincoln Theater was the only venue during the era of segregation.

Despite all of the community’s support, in 1986, the theater’s business took a nosedive and the Lincoln Theater was closed.

There was talk about it reopening in May 2001, but this never happened. However, the 600-seat Lincoln Theater is gradually being restored to emulate its original appearance.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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muyloco on June 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

This theater is NOT open, nor did it re-open when Dick Gregory was there in 2001. It’s hopefully about to undergo some long-overdue renovations, which will keep this historic landmark around for years to come.

CSWalczak on July 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Interior pictures: 1 2

gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:33 am

Federal grant money recently allocated to restore this historical property:

gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

history & interior tour on this WAFB 9 News story:

gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:40 am

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